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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
surge. these are live pictures from new york. the city waking up in darkness at the moment. in maryland, residents are bracing for the category one hurricane. this is live from maryland. 50 million people are affected on the east coast. schools and transport has been closed down. mandatory evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people caught in low-lying areas of new york city. the stock market is closed in new york. national air travel affected. many airlines affected and have had to cancel flights in and out. another piece of breaking news, 17 people have abandoned ship while stranded at sea off north carolina because of the hurricane, according to the u.s. coast guard of. teen-person crew took light jacket and went into the lifeboats -- a ten-person crew. now more from our correspondents. >> hurricane sandy churning waters off the new jersey shore. waves as high as 11 feet predicted at the height of the storm. people are getting out. already battling the bins that are expected to get its ferocious -- get ferocious. transatlantic flights have been cancelled. in atlantic city,
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
touched by violence. our correspondent has been to one such city. >> another day dawns on the mediterranean. the only fighting on this part of the syrian coast is between friends on that jet skis. welcome. it is long a place of holiday for syrians. now they are coming here in search of refuge. on the streets here, there is an eased you do not find many places anymore. i arranged to meet a group of students at a popular cafe. the come from syria felt many ethnic and religious groups -- they come from syria from many ethnic and religious groups. but there is no attention around this table. these friends call themselves one big family. it is hard to believe war is raging about an hour's drive away. >> it is a fantastic place. i like my town. >> what do you think about them saying it is too dangerous to come to syria? >> no, no. you can stay in this place. no, nothing. >> nothing happens. there is no problem here. may be like -- they say there is a problem in damascus, for example. not all of damascus. one area. not the whole city. >> it is not just the optimism of use. a few step
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Oct 23, 2012 7:30am EDT
local supplier causing a lack of key parts. the toyota motor assembly plant in the city of durbin stopped its production lines last week. workers at the company's car seat factory are demanding a wage hike. toyota supplies the seats. its officials are in talks with the local labor union but say they aren't sure when output can resume. this is not the first time it was forced to close. it was shuttered for several days earlier this month when its own workers staged a strike. labor issues in emerging economies continue to pose a challenge to japanese makers with overseas operations. >>> bank of japan officials are struggling with whether to ease credit further amid the global economic slowdown. the question will be high on their agenda at next tuesday's policy meeting. central bank officials are suspecting existing programs aren't enough to achieve their goal of 1% inflation by march 2015. the target is to tackle deflation and achieve stable growth. in a branch managers meeting on monday officials confirmed domestic economic activity is on the decline. they agree the slowdown in chi
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
staubach because of winning the super bowls, but meredith sold this franchise to the city of dallaa,,and sold the team to the rest of the nfl. and more importantly, this is where i talked a lot about media in this. the fact that meredith went from being the quarterback of the dallas cowboys to one of the fouuding hosts of monday night football. >> dandy don. every time dandy don opened his mouth, he was selling the dallls cowboys with his accent. he was who he is. you got to understand, you can't discount monday night football for what it was. this was before cable television. >> yeah. >> this was the last time the nation gathered arrund the electronic camp fire every week. it was on monday night. and tuesday morning, if you went to work, if you went to school, even if you didn't follow football, you had to fake it and say something about monday night football. >> so monday night football as a franchise and meredithhafter his playing days were over were as much a myth and legend to the cowbo cowboys? >> i figured this out, two great sales associated with -- -- with this franchise. o
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Oct 2, 2012 7:30am EDT
has an eye injury. he has been transported to a hospital in the city. at first he closes himself off off to the japanese. but tender care from a japanese nurse, makes his resolve. >>> eventually the two fall in love. the idea for the musical was catched after a russian gold coin that is more than 100 years old was discovered in the prefecture. the coin was found on the grounds of the hospital. where russian prisoners of war were engraved on the coin the initials of a japanese woman, and a russian man. research proves these people existed. the woman was a japanese nurse. the man, a soldier from rush yeah. the coin appears to be a pledge of love between the two. and the japanese did set up prisoner of war camps in the region during the russian/japanese war. some inmates were freed to cycle to the city and bathe in the local hot springs. because of the local kind treatment, the prisoners flourished. the actor, who plays him, viz ets -- visits a russian cemetery before heading out to moscow. >> the people who are resting here, wanted to return to their homeland. but could not. they must
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
city where it all began .. i am pleased to have isadore sharp at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you, thank you. >> rose:. >> pleased to be here. >> rose: think back to 1961, what were you thinking? >> well, you know, i have to think about it that i was not building a hotel to go into the hotel business. i had some years before that built a small motel for a friend and i was intrigued of how he and his wife could make that work, and this is in the middle of limited access highway, on the outskirts of toronto, and, you know, i convinced him to maybe make eight little bit bigger and not unfinished because it looked like a big house and he did and he asked me, just as soon as he finished to come back and finish the rooms. so it sparked an interest in me and i decided to try to do that but instead of doing it on the highway i thought if it works so well there, wouldn't it work better to do the same concept of combining the best of a motel and a hotel downtown? so i was thinking as a real estate deal, that was my business, i am a builder by trade and rea real ee is
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
major threat to the coast as it moves northward, potentially reaching as far as new york city over the next week, bringing 90-mile-an- hour winds and torrential rains. at florida is under a tropical storm warning already. joining me from miami beach in gingera is abc news' zee. >> the rain has been on and off but it is pounding at times. we will see 40 to 60 miles per hour gusts. the churning wave action is not normal in south florida, and the ocean has been coming up and all the way to the edge of the beach and will likely push beyond the ropes here. that will be one of the major problems for at least the florida coast. if this goes through the atlantic, it starts to take a curve back and at almost looks like a spoon into the u.s. the mid-atlantic, parts of washington, d.c. and even new york city, that is where part of deterrence and makes an impact with another system hitting the seen, and you'll likely this be a historic storm. >> keep your feet dry but to continue with that thought, because i have heard doom-laden scenarios for new jersey, new york city, with the seriousness of
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
provide unlimited support to countries like spain, and there's a sense of, in this city at the moment even while events like that take place on the streets of athens. -- a sense of calm. >> in some papers there are tensions between france and germany, the alliance that we have always said drives the union. >> in has been the alliance that has always driven the union. on many issues, the french and germans of not always seen eye to eye. this has been finding a middle ground between them that has resulted in the compromise that europe then pushes ahead with. optimists are hoping the same capthappens in the case of the euro zone. we have seen this in angela merkel's comments and the french leader's comments. optimists would say within their differences there's always a compromise. but the danger, which is what i think you are getting at, is that, especially with the market pressure off at the moment, but there's no real push to resolve the differences, but they get into a political deadlock. that's pretty dangerous. although there's more investor calm at the moment in spain and elsewhere
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Oct 31, 2012 8:00am EDT
lined up all over the city. if you have just now come to know this brilliant artist, you now know the name, and you should add it to his collection. if you already know him, you are already in love with him. this project is called black radio. there you have it, and the new project is out, and it is called black radio. your first time on the show, i pray not your last. that is our show tonight. until next time, thanks for watching. keep the faith. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley at pbs.org. tavis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. join me next time for a conversation with a harvard professor of sarah lawrence-lightfoot. that is next time. we will see you then. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do thei try to live my life every daywe know that we are only halfway and we have work to do. fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> be more. >> be more. >> i'm ric edelman. straight ahead, everything from the cost of
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
iconic spanish city ever leave spain? at the headquarters of the ruling party, i talked to one of the men who decide that. of the union party that runs the region. >> it is a difficult moment in a rich land that between 8% of 9% of our gdp every year to spain. the result is not happy at all because there are double the cuts in terms of social services, health services, double cups of the rest of spain and double taxes. that is a really big imbalance. we must solve that. >> catalonia has a powerful hand to play -- it is the industrial powerhouse, rich, a kind of spanish germany. until now, nationalist politicians have played that hand to get concessions from madrid, but madrid now can only offer austerity and has repeatedly denied the region's attempts to gain more autonomy. >> we have the political power, but barcelona had the economic power, and now, we are trying in a very clear way to concentrate economic and political power. >> the catalan government now wants an independence referendum legal or otherwise. >> if the legal process does not run good enough, we will not stop. >> you
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
crowd of up to 50,000 gathered across the capital kuwait city in an attempt to march on government headquarters. at least 29 people were admitted to the hospital after police surrounded marchers and used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse them. deadly protests have broken out in panama over the sale of state-owned land within the duty-free area of cologne. on friday, and 9-year-old what was killed, several others wounded when police opened fire on demonstrators who burned tires and thrown projectiles. the shooting prompted further rallies over the weekend. a professor and protest organizer said the demonstrations would continue. >> we will continue this peaceful event. the front once the law to be repealed, not violence. >> the former south dakota senator and democratic presidential nominee george mcgovern has died at the age of 90. senator mcgovern is best known for running against richard nixon in the 1972 presidential election on a platform of withdrawing u.s. troops from vietnam. memorial services are scheduled to begin on thursday in sioux falls, south dakota. we will have
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Oct 22, 2012 7:00pm EDT
other people can. [laughter] think about it. the slogan for the city is "what happens in vegas, stays in vegas." there is an alert to that. tavis: speaking of clustering children, you have a daughter who threw a hissy fit about because there was a chance that she might go away for school as opposed to being a trojan at usc. >> we are close. my family is tight. my oldest just became a freshman at usc. when she got into nyu, we were like, that is a great school, honey. are you going to go? [laughter] as it is, she has moved out of my house. it is a quieter house. autumn is a big presence. it led to my wife turning to me and saying, i have got to do something creative. she started a blog called "carpool, couture, and cocktails." the car pool is the mommies side, the couture is the adult -- is the fashion side, and the cocktail's is the adult side. tavis: that is, me is dealing with it. how is daddy dealing with it? >> i am going to a lot of usc football games. tavis: a bunch of footsteps and people start running. >> it is the biggest upside the ackie. played vick m boys are terrified of
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
syrian city of aleppo. the attack took place in a city square. most of the victims were syrian military. in bahrain, clashes erupted on tuesday at the funeral of a protester jailed last year. the victim suffered sickle cell disease and demonstrators say that he died after being denied medical care. the unrest broke out after the police stopped a crowd of thousands of mourners to march to the center of the uprising. a u.s. border patrol agent has been shot dead and another wounded at the border with mexico. the agents were on patrol when they came under fire. a new government report has found an intelligence program that formed a major part of domestic counterterrorism efforts in the united states has been almost entirely of the recess. a bipartisan report examines the network of so-called fusion centers created after the 9/11 attacks to create intelligence sharing among local, state, and federal authorities. investigators have accused the centers as being bastions of waste, having virtually informad possibly infringing of people's civil liberties. as much as $1.4 billion in tax
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Oct 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
. now this report from beirut. >> the heaviest clashes overnight or in the northern city of tripoli. at least three people including two children reported killed. disturbances between anti- government protesters and security forces. in recent months, tripoli has been the focus of pro-syrian and anti-syrian sentiment. civil war is being played out on the streets of lebanon on. as in the capital beirut, protesters are demanding the resignation of the lebanese prime minister najib mikati. they accuse him of being unable to protect lebanon from the violence perpetrated by the syrian regime. many in lebanon accuse syria of being responsible for last friday's car bomb attack which killed a lebanese intelligence chief wissam al-hassan. his funeral, thousands of opposition protesters called for their own government to resign banned for syria to end its interference in internal lebanese affairs. lebanon on's embattled prime minister is supported by many western governments who see him as a stabilizing figure. the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton promised american help into the car bom
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Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
extra flights as well to assist stranded passengers. >> a second night in the dark for the city that never sleeps, the manhattan skyline just a shadow of itself. water is still everywhere in the subways and tunnels. above ground, the trains are not running either. >> this is a devastating storm. perhaps the worst we have ever experienced. our first responders have been heroic in saving lives. they are still conducting life- saving search and rescue missions and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. >> all day, people surveyed the damage, the worst of it in the boroughs like staten island. >> when they tell you to stay inside, stay inside. >> sandy is pushing in land, blizzards are paralyzing parts of west virginia and tennessee. president barack obama has warned that the storm is not over. >> my instruction to the federal agencies have been not to figure out why we can do something, i want you to figure out how to do something. i want you to cut through red tape and bureaucracy. there is no excuse for an action at this point. i want every agency to lean forward and make sure we
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Oct 4, 2012 7:30am EDT
attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the capital that killed more than 30 people. state-run tv reports the explosions occurred near an officers' club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility and say they use the car bombings to target the officials loyal to president bashar al-assad. they renewed it last week to gain control with aleppo. a free syrian army spokesperson says the assad regime mobilized 30,000 troops and 2,000 tanks for the battle. he says rebel fighters plan to carry out simultaneous bombing attacks on the military. >>> citizens upset by iran's plummeting currency have taken to the streets of the capital tehran. their protests highlight their growing frustration with the government. protesters fought with riot police in the city's main bazaar. they were demanding the government stop the fall of the rial. demonstrators staged another protest in a different area of the city. iran's currency has lost 70% of the value in the past year and hit record lows against the dollar. u.s. and euro
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: anders fogh rasmussen is here, he is the secretary general of nato, he was the prime minister of denmark for eight years before assuming his current post in 2009. he is in new york for the u.n. general assembly, nato has significantly redefined its mission since its founding in 1949. it's primarily-- last year it enforce add no-fly zone in libya and the campaign that overthrew moammar qaddafi. i'm pleased to have the secretary general at this table, welcome. tell me how you have defined the role for nato in the current environment, especially in the middle east. >> the core role is still to protect our citizens against any threat to their security we won the cold war. we protected our citizens against soviet communism, aggression. we won the cold war. the soviet broke down but after the end of the cold war we realized that we are faced we merging security challenges, terrorism, this is the reason why we are in afghanistan. that's why we are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz at
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
shutdown since 2001. on sunday, the new york city mayor michael bloomberg ordered the evacuation of tens of thousands in low-lying areas. >> in light of these conditions, i'm going to assign an executive order mandating evacuation of some areas. i am also ordering all of the city's public schools be closed on monday. first as to the evacuations. we are ordering this evacuation for the safety of approximately 375,000 people who live in these areas. if you live in these areas, you should leave them this afternoon. >> with just over a week before the election, but president obama and republican challenger mitt romney have scaled back campaigning as hurricane sandy approaches. the two campaigns have cancelled a combined 17 events and suspended fundraising emails in states that lie in the storm's path. on saturday, president obama rallied supporters in new hampshire, where he criticized romney's record as governor of the neighboring massachusetts. >> during governor romney's campaign down there, he promised the same thing he is promising now. he said he would fight for jobs and middle-cl
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
reynolds is in the turkish city near the syrian border. let's pick up, james, on what peter was talking about right at the end there. obviously the syrians contesting what was in this cargo. to be honest we only have the turkish authority's word for that it's imlegal? >> yeah, george, the interesting thing is is this, none of the public has seen the cargo. turkey hadn't put it on display. we have the word of the turk yirk prime minister that the cargo was objectionable. some have tried to fill in the blanks there. one newspaper says 10 containers were confiscated. but the director of syrian arab airlines, the airline that had to stop says that all the cargo was legal, and he wants it back. >> and james, now this flight to damascus took off in moscow. clearly the implication that russia in involved. that's going to complicate what's already an awful situation at the u.n. security council isn't it? >> that will make things a lot more difficult. turkey and syria, we pretty much know that relationship. there is no relationship. but now if this country, turkey, has to start having a
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. as we continue our 100-city silenced majority tour around the country, we have stopped at stanford university in palo alto, california, where we are broadcasting from today. we continue our conversation on the criminal justice reforms appearing on the november 6 california ballot. proposition 36 would revise law limiting third strike felonies to serious or violent crimes only. under three strikes, a person convicted of a felony in california who has two or more prior convictions for certain offenses must be sentenced to at least 25 years to life in state prison, even of the third offense is nonviolent. the critics have argued it is the harshest sentencing law in the u.s. california is only state where a life sentence, handed down for a nonviolent crime that could qualify as a misdemeanor, such as petty theft or drug possession. opponents of the law often cite the case of norman williams. in 1997, he was sentenced to 25 years to life under the three strikes law for stealing a car jack from the back of an open tow truck. he had two
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
strikes int he u.s. kills 16 and a surge washes through city is on the east coast. the big apple is a big blackout. the storm sparked fires as well as flooding in at least 50 homes in queens. >> so far this has involved about five buildings. we could not get any apparatus down the block. >> welcome to bbc world news. also coming up in this program, as the economic slowdown goes on, financial heavyweights meet in berlin for a financial solution. we find out how hollywood makes sure some of its blockbusters appear on chinese screens. hello, people come up on the east coast of america, waking up too damaged after storm sandy swept across the region. 16 people have been killed as a result of the storm and 16 million are without power. -- 6 million people are without power. >> hello and welcome to washington on the east coast of america where the devastating power of storm sandy was unleashed last night, leaving millions in new york without power and widespread flooding in lower manhattan. break hasas triggered a major rescue operation. our correspondent has this report. >> the city that never
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, cities and towns were hammered by the storm that left many without power and other vital resources. here are some of the sights and sound of the storm as scene on cbs this morning. we knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> it is underassess right now. >> storm of the century. >> sandy slams into the northeast. >> leaving willsout power. >> the death toll is now at least 18. >> damage estimates are in the billions up and down the east coast. >> water rushing into the battery tunnel as well as parts of lower manhattan. >> massive fair has already destroyed dozens of homes in queens. >> nyu hospital forced to evacuate. >> everybody is rolling up their sleeves and pitching in. >> wiping out a huge portion of the city's boardwalk. >> a giant crane snapped that is still dangling over the streets of new york city. >> entire at that sad of a building crashed into the street. >> oh, my gosh. >> we had set up offices inside a restaurant, police officer came by and told us we had to get out of there. >> after that, the building collapsed in
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Oct 30, 2012 3:00am EDT
york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: orhan pamuk is here, the nobel prize winning author of "my name is red," "snow" and the museum of innocence" has just had another novel translated into english. "silent house" was written in turkish almost three decades ago. it is set in the summer of 1980 in the leader of turkey's coup. fatima is visited by her children. they enter into a deep darkness which is visible between the wings of the big front door. pamuk has also published "the innocence of objects," the catalog to the museum of innocence in istanbul which opened early this year. i am pleased to have this friend of our program back at this table. welcome. >> thank you. >> rose: we visited in istanbul, visitors are making us happy. everything is fine with the museum. >> rose: has everything changed in your life since i saw you? >> i returned back to my writerly persona. so in many so many programs i told you between the ages of seven and 22 i wanted to be a painter then. between 22 to now i'm writing novels but the dead artist in me came out, i planned this novel and the museum tog
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Oct 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
, we see high-rises in those areas of town. the city has changed so much in the last 50 years and now trying to in my new novel that i'm very busy with trying to chronicle that to the point of view of the dispossessed. >> rose: many people say a great novel begins with a question. >> okay. here the question is trying to see the life that we have all lived in turkey from the point of view of a person who came to this town late who tried to make a living, who came with a very poor background and tried to adapt to the city. we always saw turkish officials history, turk turkish establishment, myself included, we always saw these people who are coming and imbalancing the cultural projection we have of the city. trying to see istanbul from the point of view of someone who felt he don't belong, who insists he belongs then some of them get to be very rich, some of them get to be -- continue to be poor so trying to also go to the moral issues of what makes you successful, was it worth it, this kind of thing. >> rose: so when you're working on a novel like you are on this one what are you doing
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Oct 24, 2012 8:00am EDT
time with peter nicks on his acclaimed documentary about health care in the inner city. that is next time. we will see you then. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> be more. pbs. >> be more. pbs. >> i'm ric edelman. retiring to a country cl
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Oct 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
wanted to restore the mexico city policy that taxpayer funds wouldn't to go abortion abroad. >> but they don't go. >> isle i'm telling you what the quote said, clarify what the quote said. this is taking one sentence out of context to me. >> he's been very clear over quite a long period of time that he would de fund planned parenthood. he has been unequivocal on that subject. he's also been asked to the supreme court justices were that he identified with and the kind that he would appoint, and it's justice scalia, one more scalia would result in a reversal of row v. wade, robert bjork heads his judicial collection selection fo for the campaign. robert bjork we know wrote the roadmap for how to overturn roe versus wade. he is sending maybe it's dog whistles but people getting the message. >> during this week vice-presidential debate the candidates were asked about their views on abortion. >> i do not believe that -- that we have a right to tell other people that, women that they can't control their body. it's a decision between them and their doctor. doctor, in my view, and the supre
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
disaster in 1989 in the yorkshire city of sheffield in which 90 football fans died. a large number of serving or retired officers were being investigated over what happened on that day and the alleged coverup that followed, this coming on the back of the publication of findings that lead directly to the disaster. egypt is stepping up efforts to bring back the tourists after many were scared off by the violence in the areas. our correspondent has the. >> these are hard times for the camels and their owners who make a living off the tourists who visit egypt's most popular monuments. the souvenir stands with their rows of pharaohs, plates and pyramids are all looking sadly empty. though one shop owner is putting on a combrave face. >> must be hard for you and your family and all the people working here. >> yes. because we are working with torturists. >> the problem is many westerners still see egypt as something of a war zone. this man is an american tourist in egypt. >> they said if you go there, you're going to get kidnapped and al qaeda is going to kill you. not true. what i found her
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
closing, they both kept to this very practical points. you did not see the city on the shining -- >> nothing's sorry. >> rose: it seemed they both deliberately did that because they wanted to make practical points about the campaign. >> they both are. as much as as everybody goes on and owe about president obama is rhetorical. neither one of them in truth is a wild-y eyed -- they both like talking about this stuff. >> go ahead, mike. >> no, no. josh, if you look at obama, if he has an adoring throng but if you look at the history of debates it's not his natural format. he had trouble with hillary clinton in the primaries. this is not his key can departments and i think that caught up with him. he's tremendous on one thing but this is a tricky format for him. >> rose: albert, when you look at the thing that might be said about the other issues, what should we anticipate in terms of where the obama people will make the fight on monday and tuesday and wednesday of next week. will it be to attack governor romney and pick apart what he said in the debate or will he try to regain the
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
our 100-city silenced majority to wear. today, "democracy now!" special. we look at the life and legacy of the presidential candidate, the anti-war leader senator george mcgovern. a family spokesperson says the 90-year-old mcgovern is no longer responsive and is "at the end stages of life." he has been in hospice care since monday, suffering from a combination of age related medical conditions that have worsened in recent months. senator mcgovern is best known for running against richard nixon in the 1972 presidential election on a platform of withdrawing u.s. troops from vietnam, reducing defense spending, and providing amnesty to those who evaded the draft. as a decorated world war ii pilot, mcgovern did not fit the stereotype of anti-war leaders in the 1960's and 1970's. although he ultimately lost his election bid by a landslide, he shattered the consensus in capitol hill around the vietnam war as a first senator to speak out against the war. senator mcgovern is also known for transforming how the democratic party chooses its presidential nominee. for years prior to his 1972
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Oct 21, 2012 8:30am EDT
trafficking and prostitution. >> reporter: angeles city is one of the asia's most notorious sex districts. even on a rainy evening, dozens of young women were outside their establishments on the lookout for customers. >> don't touch me, ma'am. >> reporter: shay cullen cuts a promising customer profile around here, and on this night he was frequently accosted. in fact, the 74-year-old ireland-born dominican catholic priest has campaigned for four decades to clean up this district. the boom in commercial sex here dates back to the vietnam war, when the u.s. military greatly expanded its philippine bases nearby. today, father shay, as he's called around here, says 12,000 women work this strip. where do they come from primarily? >> the majority in this area are coming from north america. australia is quite big. koreans, there's special clubs here for the koreans, but also from europe. >> reporter: over the years, father cullens's people's recovery, empowerment and development -- or preda foundation -- has sheltered and rehabilitated thousands of young women rescued from the sex trad
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Oct 24, 2012 3:00am EDT
as they walked into the city, suddenly iraqi army, what was level of it opened fire so they got into this gigantic firefight and fired thousands of rounds of ammunition and dozen of mar trees were wounded. >> and they were just driving into the section and, intersection and they were just trying to flee and they didn't know so the marines didn't know eitherable they thought who are these people driving right toward us so they opened fire. >> a caravan three of them. >> yes in this case the family, nine members of their family and their dog, and basically all of their valuables in three cars driving and racing to get to their house which was just around the corner and the americans saw them coming, and they opened fire and they opened fire on a lot of people that day, a lot of civilians because, again, they didn't know, there were bullets flying everywhere and thermometer tied, they thought they were suicide bombers or something so they opened fire on these cars, she jumps out of the car, she used to teach english in baghdad, she was a english literature student and started screa
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
washington, 1:00 in the afternoon in vatican city, where pope benedict has returned from holiday to find his former employee on trial, which could lift the lid of the inner and secretive world of the back -- vatican. a controversial book largely based on the documents that were stolen claims that there were power struggles, defamation campaigns, and allegations of corruption at the highest levels of the church. allen, in a sense this case is as much about the catholic church and what goes on inside of it as it is about the fate of this man. >> certainly, this is one of the world's more secretive institutions and has been made desperately uncomfortable with this whole process. remember, earlier this year for weeks on end it found details of its inner workings being strewn across the italian media. the man charged with having been responsible for handling those documents to journalists is none other than the pope's butler, and this had been thought to be an important day in this whole legal process. he had been scheduled to testify in the court room for the first time since his arrest
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. we are on the road it on a 100- city tour. on the eve of the first presidential debate, president obama and romney are being heard to address -- urged to address the problem of gun violence. wednesday's debate takes place 10 miles away from the columbine shooting and 15 miles away from the movie theater where 15 people were killed in july. a new bipartisan ad created by survivors of recent massacres is set to air nationally. the aid is called "demand a plan" and features a man who survived the shooting. >> i was shot in the face and neck, but i was lucky. in the next four years, 40,000 americans will not be so lucky, because they will be murdered with guns. enough to fill 200 theaters. when you watch the presidential debates, ask yourself, who has a plan to stun gun violence? let's demand a plan. >> early this morning, i came back from blacksburg, va., from virginia tech, and spoke with a survivor from another massacre. his name is colin goddard. he was shot four times during the 2007 virginia tech massacre that left 32 people dead. he now works for the brady campaign to prevent g
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
second city, aleppo. they are said to be better equipped, for example, with small arms from the gulf and other groups. they control most of the territory north of aleppo, which is effectively prominently in rebel hands, although still in very heavy and indiscriminate government bombardment, which is what i found when i visited the small town of mara north of aleppo. the danger comes from above. the regime still ruled the sky. it rains down terror on towns like mara with indiscriminate strafing and bombing. this was a secondary school until a government bonmb hit. >> the fighter jets attacked, then they went away. then they came back and attacked again. >> a few days passed without a funeral. today, they a burying a man who fired machine-gun fire from a plan as he drove his car through the town. uddenly, the mourners' attention turns from earth to sky could a helicopter is approaching. until it eventually changes course, they, too, are threatened with death. on the ground, at 3 syrian army soldiers govern and guard the town of mara now. foupious men, determined to bring social justice
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Oct 18, 2012 11:00pm EDT
projects will go up immediately because of all of the schools in st. petersburg it is a city of 5 million people, you perform the nutcracker, 20 times a year and perform 50 times a year each of those 50 nut crackers a year, you can devote 40 schools, as the huge opportunity. this is how you help young people to understand they are part of this tradition, because of course they have all of the toys and also but they will go for the first time when they are eight or nine years old to see a magical theatre, most of them will come back. we know that. most of them will come back. it is much easier to start at age, nine, ten and then understand ballet, opera, theatre, music, rather than do it when you are 25, 30, for the first time. it is too late, maybe. >> rose: back to politics for a moment. when you look at russia today, is democracy, economic growth, human rights, press freedom, where do you think they are on those issues? >> i think for the country which has 20 years history, if you start from the breakup of the soviet union, things are looking better than they could in the scenar
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am EDT
different city and the orchestra becomes tired, you are tired and to find the inspiration, to inspire them and then it is hot, the food on the plane but not good, there are so many reasons where the concert can be a disaster, and every concert was one better than the other, and after the tour, i felt also that they are wonderful human beings, not only great musicians, and after the tour, i received more than 60 individual letters from the musicians, nice letters saying how much they enjoyed making music with me. so it was something that really touched me. so when debra appeared again, like minerva, and she invited me there, again, insisting, insisting, i thought, they are asking me to go there, so maybe really they want me there. i don't know. i am not young, but i am not that old to, and so why not to -- this will be certainly will be the last engagement with an orchestra, not because there is no time, conductors sometimes live too long. >> rose: yes. >> you know,, and i said, a conductor from the door of the stage to the podium needs more than 30 seconds, it is time to retire. >> ro
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Oct 8, 2012 7:30am EDT
popping up all over the city on previously abandoned lots and even in some residents' backyards. this past summer, 30,000 teenage volunteers -- unmistakable in their in brightly colored t-shirts -- arrived in new orleans from lutheran congregations across the country to help till and plant. sanjay kharod works to connect local residents with organizations and groups, like these lutheran volunteers, that can help them grow food. >> there's a long history of growing in the city, and what we're trying to do is we're trying to encourage people to do that again. >> reporter: by and large, residents have reacted enthusiastically. >> i go to the store, if i decide to buy me some strawberry, pop one of them open, taste it, and there's no taste to it. you know, and i grew strawberries in my yard and picked that, and they're nice and sweet. >> reporter: food deserts have become more numerous in new orleans since the hurricane. according to the congressional hunger center, the average grocery store here now serves 16,000 people -- twice the national average. not having a full-service grocery sto
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with the first african-american woman to win best director at the sundance film festival. her project is the film "middle of nowhere." it opens this weekend in new york, l.a., and other select cities. we're glad you joined us. a conversation with filmmaker ava duvernay coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: ava duvernay became the first african-american woman to win best director at this year's sundance film festival. the movie is set in south l.a. and looks at the life of a woman whose husband is sentenced to eight years in prison. here are some scenes from "middle of nowhere." >> d
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> rose: it is the smallest microcosm of government, city council. >> exactly right. >> rose: is that important to foe. >> i think it is. a parish council in the u.k. is the tinniest building block of democracy. and i would say that in writing about it, i became really impressed. you know what, it's easy to is a tirize small town concerns but i, what i merged with was the knowledge of how much their decisions which may seem relatively small can have a huge, meaningful impact on other people's lives. i mean i'm really pro, it is very easy to denigrate the political process and engineer at politicians. and i've done it myself. >> rose: sure. >> but there's no other way to get stuff done. and a lot of people, and in this book you see a great array of motivations for becoming a councillor. but the guy who died on page two or three, he was in it for the right reasons. this is someone who had left a background not quite as bad as crystals but it hadn't been great. and he had been very poor. and he wants to make a difference. and he sees that as a valid way of making a difference. have a voi
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Oct 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. ivan the greatest national security threat we face. russia does continue to battle us in the u.n. time and time again, i won't wear rose colored glasses or mr. putin and i won't say to himly give you more flexibility after the election. >> one of the challenges over the decade is we have done experiments in nation building in places like iraq and afghanistan and we have neglected for example developing our own economy, our own energy sectors, our own education system. >> in order to be able to fulfill our role in the world, america must be strong, america must lead and for that to happen we have to strengthen our economy here at home. >> he doesn't have different ideas and that is because we are doing exactly what we should be doing, come on our web site and look at how we get to a balanced budget, within eight to ten years and we do it by reducing spending in a whole series of programs. >> it just doesn't work, and we visited the web site quite a bit, and it still doesn't work. >> let me get back to foreign policy. and
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Oct 11, 2012 3:00am EDT
bankruptcy of new york city and stagflation, that is inflation and recession at the same time. and all of a sudden business journalism became a front page story. and i saw that i was teaching at columbia at the time i was working at "businessweek" and i saw that happen. the idea of business today. if you had it to do over would you have gone into business or reporting? that's where you ended up. or would you have been more interested in international affairs. more interested in domestic politics? more interests in science? >> i lived and worked in london for a couple years so i had a taste of that and i was national affairs editor of "newsweek" so i had a taste of the politics. i would say that economics and business journalisim in the time that i was doing it was fabulous because we saw the emergence of china and india, we saw the tech revolution. when i became the editor of "businessweek," the chinese were wearing mao suits and the apple macintosh was a novelty and the stock market was a thousand. so what happened was an extraordinary change in society because of changes in business
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Oct 24, 2012 7:30am EDT
us to cut the cost down. the city of donguan in the coastal region is home to factories making clothes for overseas markets. surprisingly, a business is booming in this town. rows and rows of sewing machines are on sale at the second-hand machinery store. they came from nearby clothing factories. clothes makers are going bankrupt in increasing numbers amid exports stemming from europe's debt crisis. >> translator: so many firms are going under. that's why we're getting so many of these second-hand sewing machines. >> translator: some 25,000 companies are trying to promote exports at this trade fair but the european crisis is casting a dark shadow. this company makes lights for large four-wheel drive vehicles. exports accounted for 95% of the products last year but they have been showing a significant decline. >> translator: we are seeing a particularly sharp drop in east europe from the way orders are falling our exports in the future are going to show a precipitous decline. >> reporter: and now there is another reason for worry. since last month the relations between japan and
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
understanding that this will be empowering the teachers and students and parents. traditional reform efforts are like, what is broken, let's change that. if you go to an inner-city neighborhood and someone wants to do something innovative, they will say, you are experimenting with my kid, how come they are not doing this in the rich neighborhoods? it is not just for the rich kids or the underserved kids. it is not some type of weird, only for you or only for them. tavis: i asked earlier what stands in the way of implementing these kind of ideas to a greater degree. let me ask another question. what are your internal challenges to scaling up what you want to do, to being where you want to be in five or 10 years? >> to be somewhat shameless, we are not for profit. we look like a tech company, but we are not. to scale a and b this kind of institution for the world, we need support of people. that is something i worry about every day. on top of that, it is really up to us to make sure we are using the right tools, working with educators and researchers, to make sure we are listening to what is neede
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Oct 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
hundreds of thousands into the streets of santiago and other major cities to demand greater access to affordable university education as well as deeper structural changes in chile. the country has the highest per capita income in the region, but also one of the most unequal distributions of wealth. >> joining us are noam titelman, the current president of the catholic university student federation. he is one of the main leaders of the chilean student protests and a student in commercial engineering and spanish literature at the catholic university of chile in santiago. we're also joined by camila vallejo, vice-president of the university of chile student federation from late 2010 through 2011, she is president of the organization and has been a main spokesperson for the national student federation, the confederation of chilean students. camila vallejo is also a member of the central committee of the chilean communist youth and a geography student at the university of chile in santiago. her interpreter is marcial godoy. we welcome you all to "democracy now!" noam titelman, talk abou
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